We have been living in the 9th arrondissement of Paris for a while now and it was just recently that we had lunch at Chartier Restaurant. This restaurant has seen and known two centuries since its creation in 1896.
and he replied laughing 'you are 4 now'.
If you want to get a full taste of the Paris atmosphere this is the place: the architecture and decorations give the 19th century ambiance, the waiters are old school, the tables are small and all jammed together...
The only thing missing is good food. As I said the menu is really cheap, the cheapest I've ever seen around Paris, but the food doesn't shine and the plateful is not that full.
A more in detail review of Bouillon Chartier is given by David Lebovitz, a great chocolate and pastry maker, living the sweet life in Paris.